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Topic: Wells Fargo

Citi's Global Media Review Follows a Familiar Pattern, Roster Shops Only

2-horse race, as marketers limit searches

Citi's global media review fits the "members-only" approach of other recent searches in which outside agencies are not welcome. In the case of Citi, whose global media spending is estimated at…

Wells Fargo Features a Lesbian Couple in Its First Big Campaign From BBDO

Bank follows the trail Honey Maid blazed a year ago

With the launch of a new campaign from BBDO, Wells Fargo is leaning into the advertising—and societal—trend of embracing same-sex couples. A year after Droga5 featured a male couple with a…

Only Roster Shops Will Get a Crack at Coke's U.S. Media Account

Incumbent MediaVest competes with 3 of the brand's global partners

Like the media reviews of SC Johnson and Wells Fargo, Coca-Cola's U.S. contest is a roster-shops-only affair. Incumbent MediaVest is competing against three agencies that handle Coke business overseas: MediaCom, Carat…

Accounts in Review: The Media Searches Keep Piling Up

Visa, Coty on the hunt

As a media agency these days, you're either under siege or flush with opportunity. It became clear this week that Visa and Coty are searching for agencies to handle their global…

Accounts in Review: Suddenly, It's Raining Cruise Line Searches

Norwegian follows Royal Caribbean. Who's next?

Agencies looking for a cruise line account suddenly have choices. If Royal Caribbean isn't inviting enough, why not give Norwegian Cruise Line a go? And since they're in play at the…

Accounts in Review: GNC Does an About-Face in Unbundling Its Ad Business

L'Oréal's media search, meanwhile, is just beginning

GNC, in its decision to split its ad business among three shops, has abandoned a bundled model after just a year. In early 2014, the retailer consolidated its creative and media…

Wells Fargo Readies Shift of Media, Digital Business

OMD, Organic expected to gain share

In Wells Fargo's latest review, Omnicom Group shops OMD and Organic are in advanced negotiations to take on business that's handled chiefly by units of Interpublic Group, according to sources. OMD,…

Accounts in Review: MetLife's Agency Review Follows a Clear Pattern

Search begins 2 months after new marketing chief arrives

It's a classic scenario: a new marketing leader joins a company and, boom, within a few months launches a review. Such is the case at MetLife, where new global chief marketing…

Accounts in Review: Why JCPenney Pulled the Plug on Its Media Review

Stays with OMD after reaching out to other shops

Never mind. After contacting outside shops, JCPenney this week pulled the plug on its media review and retained OMD, which has worked for the retailer since 2000. The decision came amid…

Accounts in Review: 11 Million Reasons Why Royal Caribbean Needs Repeat Customers

That's how many people have cruised just once

The cruise line company with "Caribbean" in its name wants to own that region again. That's a key challenge for agencies pursuing Royal Caribbean's creative business, according to a request for…

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